Far Be It From You Lord!

Excellent thoughts!

The Reformed Reader

Studies in Genesis by Robert S. Candlish Robert Candlish was a Scottish Presbyterian pastor in the 19th century.  He had a major hand in the formation of the Free Church of Scotland.  He also wrote several books – one of them being Studies in Genesis .  This is an excellent resource on the first book of the Bible.  I found his comments on Abraham’s intercession for Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18 to be quite helpful.  Here they are in summary and edited form.

1) “There is no intrusive presumption in Abraham’s intercessory pleading; no attempt to pry into the secret things which belong to the Lord our God (Deut. 29:29); no thought of meddling with the purposes or decrees of election, which the Lord reserves exclusively to himself.  Abraham does not aspire to any acquaintance with these high and hidden mysteries, nor does he consider that to be necessary in order to his offering such sort…

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